Road Opener - Abre Camino Herb Blend
These blends are my working formulas - this is exactly the same combination and ratio of herbs/curios you would get if you ordered a mojo bag from me, which means they're fixed, blessed, dressed with condition oils if applicable, and include minerals if my formula calls for them. So they're suitable for brewing into spiritual washes and waters, burning on self-lighting charcoal tablets as incense, filling up a mojo bag or spell jar, dressing a fixed candle, etc.
These packaged herbal blends are handy if you are looking for herbs for a honey jar or candle dressing, for instance, but don't want to buy each ingredient separately to combine it yourself. (I can do custom blends, too.)
Weight and volume will vary depending on formula as some are denser than others, but they'll come in a 3x4 resealable bag and there will definitely be enough for a mojo bag or a batch of floorwash.
Road Opener formulas are used to break down obstacles and clear the way forward when your path is blocked, when you feel like your feet are still stuck in messes from the past, when movement is sorta kinda happening if you squint but is just slow as molasses, or when you're trying to start a new chapter in life and need some momentum away from what's behind you and towards a better future.
In terms of formula families, it has a lot in common with Van Van, but where Van Van focuses on increasing your luck in your current situation, Road Opener has more of a focus on forward momentum towards different and better things.
Road Opening formulas are often used in the hoodoo tradition as an adjunct or followup to Uncrossing work, especially if it's a longstanding situation and the aftereffects are really lingering even though the actual crossed conditions have been removed.
In the formula I make, both the "recipe" and name as well as some of the herbal correspondences come from Mexican folk magic, where the key herb that makes up the heart of the formula is called Abre Camino. As such, my formula's *not* interchangeable with or just another name for the hoodoo formula often known as Blockbuster - Blockbuster has different ingredients and does a slightly different job (a bit more dramatically and a lot less gently than Road Opener).
About Our Herbs
While this is far too small of an operation to be certified organic or any of that stuff, we do not engage in large-scale, resource-heavy, monoculture farming practices here. So we try not to deplete the soil, use water irresponsibly, encourage lack of genome and biome diversity, deprive animals and insects of their habitations or migration paths, or generally act like assholes and bad stewards.
That means we do not spray our herbs or fertilize them with industrial chemicals - we use only organic fertilizers and natural biological pesticides on our land (stuff like natural neem oil or insecticidal soap that I also put on my food crops and that pose no risk for human contact).
However, these are not prepared in a commercial kitchen and are not packaged/sold as food items. My herbs are intended for spiritual use in incenses, oils, altar work, etc., not for human consumption.
handling times start at five business days minimum for all items (excludes weekends and holidays)
posted handling times are estimates, not guarantees, and will vary depending on order size and amount of customization involved
all sales are final; we do not accept returns
any refunds must be initiated by us; chargebacks are considered theft
we will send a notification email when we purchase your shipping label for your packaged order, so when it's ready to ship, you know as soon as we know
we are not able to provide updates during order processing beyond this notification
any unusual issues affecting handling times will be announced on our website and social media channels
we don't send instructions for anything that doesn't say it comes with instructions, but there's lots of info at the blog
- handling times start at 10 business days minimum (excludes weekends and holidays); customization generally requires more
- posted handling times are estimates, not guarantees, and will vary depending on order size and amount of customization involved
- all sales are final; we do not accept returns
- we will send a notification email when we purchase your shipping label for your packaged order, so when it's ready to ship, you know as soon as we know
- we are not able to provide updates during order processing beyond this notification - the answer is always going to be "your order will ship when it is ready"
- any unusual issues affecting handling times will be announced on our website and social media channels and in the shop announcements section
- we don't send instructions for anything that doesn't say it comes with instructions, but there's lots of info at the blog